Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Indian Judges To Give Up Colonial British Titles

This is a follow-up to the April 10, 2006 post Irish Judges To Drop Fancy-Schmancy Titles.

After the Irish, the Indians have also decided it is time that judges drop fancy titles such as My Lord and Your Lordship.

The legal news site reports that the Bar Council of India announced this week that a new rule will come into force "from the date of publication in the Official Gazette."

The Council is the statutory body of India's nearly one million lawyers.

The titles are seen as relics of colonialism. New forms of address will be introduced such as "Your Honour" in the country's Supreme Court and High Courts and "Sir" in lower courts.


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:21 pm


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